Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Requirements Seem Reasonable

You won't need a super high end gaming rig to play the new Aliens game.

by on 14th Jan, 2013

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Gearbox has earned plenty of goodwill from the PC gaming crowd since its release of Borderlands 2 late last year. Thoroughly developed for the PC, the game offered plenty of customization options for various hardware set ups, even going so far as to include an FOV slider for players to tweak their displays to their heart’s content. 

Today, the studio announced the system requirements for its next game, Aliens: Colonial Marines, an FPS for the PC and consoles. The game’s specs allow it to stand as a relatively accessible game for PC gamers with minimum requirements that aren’t too steep, and recommended specs that put it in line with medium-range hardware. Check out the requirements below.

Minimum Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista)
HD: 20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)

Recommended Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor
20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum)

If you’re looking forward to Colonial Marines, you won’t have a long wait ahead of you, as the game is set for release on February 12. Given the company’s reputation for building good PC games, I already know what system I’ll be getting it on. 

In case you're too impatient to wait, why not check out some artwork of the game in the meantime? 

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